"Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information; it is a creative human activity."
Stephen Jay Gould
Welcome to 8th grade Geoscience.
Get ready to have a great year in science.
Keep in mind that the most destructive power in the universe is gossip.
What students and parents need to know.
Students should be keeping a notebook current with what we are doing in class, notes from power points, videos, readings and overheads. All tests and quizzes are open notes. Notebooks, study guides and investigations/experiments may be used when taking a test or a quiz. The notebook and its organization therefore is a valuable tool. There should also be a science (investigation/experiment) notebook. This notebook should be a composition notebook and reserved for science investigations and their write-ups throughout the year.
Science notebook. What every investigation write-up should include:
P/P/C is a simple way to look at writing up your investigations.
Data Analysis: Charts, Graphs, Tables, Math Calculations, Diagrams, Drawings, Field Sketches, all leading to conclusions.
Conclusions: What did you learn?
(Also see link to science notebooks for more in formation)
Attention Students and Parents:
An Excellent Oppertunity: Currently college students from the area will be here on Tuesdays from 3 - 5 pm to offer support to students with GeoScience lab work/homework/assignments. (Posted 11/30/12)
I offer a study session every Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30 pm (except durning football season as I coach) where I will be available to work individually or with small groups on problems they may be having with the Earth Science concepts we are studying. This is an excellent opportunity for students who have miss some class time due to illness or other reasons to get caught up. I am available at other times as well upon request.
There are “Pre-Test Study Sessions” after school before major chapter tests. Past tests on the subject will be made available for students to study from. They may study individually or in small groups and I will be available to answer questions about the subject matter.